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#TBT: HSDPA emerges; the Material Girl in a mobile world; Cingular, AWS enable cross-carrier MMS … this week in 2004

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! HSDPA emerges DRESDEN, Germany-Two...

Analyst Angle Special Edition: 4G mega buckets are causing European fixed broadband operators a few sleepless nights

Just when European fixed operators thought they had seen off the threat of fixed-to-mobile broadband substitution, some, mainly in Nordic markets, are encountering new mobile services that are genuinely substitutive again. 3G mobile broadband has looked increasingly unviable as a mainstream competitor to fixed...

Lack of regulatory clarity holding back LTE in Latin America – GSA – Regional

Business News Americas | January 18, 2011 | Patrick Nixon LTE is the fastest-developing system in the history of mobile telecommunications, with 180 operators around the world investing in the technology, but a lack of regulatory clarity is the main obstacle holding back Latin America,...

RIM expands Bold to CDMA, updates Pearl

Research In Motion Ltd. unveiled updated versions of a pair of its devices this morning that should bring increased functionality to its devices that are seeing a dramatic increase in competition in the smartphone market.   RIM said it’s set to launch a CDMA version of...

Analyst Angle: Cable MSOs could enjoy a nice piece of mobile backhaul pie

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.During the recent capacity crisis suffered by AT&T Wireless it was expected the carrier would...

Backhaul options diverse for 4G networks

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in RCR Wireless News' January Special Edition Wireless Infrastructure: The Engine for Economic Recovery. Look for our March Special Edition, coming soon. Wireless carriers are moving at ever-increasing speeds to roll out ever-increasingly speedy data services in...

Analyst Angle: HSPA+ will solve those handset headaches

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.For those WCDMA carriers that are facing a capacity crunch due to the success of...

Reality Check: One for all: Reducing the number of power amplifiers needed in multiband 3G smartphones

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.As wireless voice and data communication has evolved from a high-end business tool to a mass market...

Garmin’s nuvifone finally gets its bearings: GPS-centric device found at AT&T Mobility … for a price

More than a year and a half after announcing plans for a cellular technology equipped device, Garmin International Inc. is finally set to enter the U.S. market with its navigation-centric nuvifone G60 scheduled to launch at AT&T Mobility on Oct. 4 for $299 after...

Ahead of LTE, AT&T tests 7.2 Mbps speeds in Chicago: Wireless provider sets sights on HSPA+

AT&T Mobility is in no hurry to transition to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. In response to accelerated next-generation rollout schedules by Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility spokesman Mark Siegel said the carrier has plenty of room for upgrades before making...

Sprint Nextel ‘4G’ modem arrives amid raves, concerns: Network speeds get thumbs up, but analysts worry over WiMAX buildout costs

Sprint Nextel Corp. announced its first "Sprint 4G" device, a CDMA/WiMAX modem that will go for $150 with a two-year service contract. And at least one reviewer appeared impressed."We were blown away with the results," wrote Gary Krakow of TheStreet.com.Further, Krakow said the modem,...

VIDEO: Nokia unveils N97 touchscreen … for next year: Key markets are Europe and Asia, analysts say

Nokia Corp. will deliver its second touchscreen handset by June of next year, the company said at the opening of its Nokia World exposition in Barcelona. The N97 is a touchscreen, horizontal slider with QWERTY keypad that will sell unsubsidized for $700. It was...

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia smartphone arrives in U.S. for $800, sans carrier distribution

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications announced its high-end, touchscreen smartphone, the Xperia X1, will be available to U.S. shoppers in time for the holiday season - but the device will carry the staggering price tag of $800. The announcement appears to reflect Sony Ericsson's inability...

Bold due in two weeks at AT&T Mobility

The much-delayed but much-anticipated BlackBerry Bold will begin selling at AT&T Mobility on Nov. 4 "for as low as" $300, with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate.The price tag will place the Bold on par with the more expensive, 16 GB iPhone 3G device,...

Rev. A to top 54M customers by 2013, Rev. B to hit 25M

CDMA may not be making much news these days, but the technology is far from dead.A recent report from ABI Research says while overshadowed by hype surrounding UMTS/HSPA and the migration to LTE, CDMA operators continue to upgrade their networks to increase capacity for...

Google, HTC create a contender with G1: Analyst: Device can go ‘head-to-head’ with iPhone, BlackBerry

The long-awaited Google Inc. Android-powered handset by HTC Corp. for T-Mobile USA Inc. - dubbed the G1 - debuted today and its pre-launch reception appeared positive.Timed for release on Oct. 22 at $180 with a two-year voice and data contract, the touchscreen-and-QWERTY device may...

T-Mobile USA offers up first HSDPA handset

T-Mobile USA Inc. launched its first HSDPA-enabled phone, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication's TM506. The carrier said the new handset will support its 3G network, which is currently alive and kicking in select markets including New York; Las Vegas; San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston,...

Analyst Angle: The evolution from 3G to 4G

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.To quote Bob Dylan. mobile networks are a-changin'. As more and more mobile users download...

Mobile capex to grow to $163.5B in five years, ABI predicts

Mobile capital expenditures exceeded $131 billion last year and will grow to $163.5 billion in 2013, driven by increasing traffic and preparations for fourth-generation networks, according to a new study from ABI Research.The unstable U.S. economy will cause mobile capex in North America to...

T-Mobile USA’s 3G network hits Sin City

T-Mobile USA Inc. kept good on its 3G rollout promise; the carrier launched its 3G network in Las Vegas. Although it currently lags behind its tier-one competitors in the high-speed data arena, T-Mobile USA has plans to launch 3G in 20 more markets by...

IPR detente: Nokia, Qcom both claim vindication in settlement

WITH A LARGELY CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT signed, sealed and delivered by Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. last week, arguably the most significant stand-off in the wireless industry has been resolved. But when two of the most influential competitors in the business snuggle up for a...

Analyst on Motorola: ‘Half-baked mess’: CEO candidate withdraws, according to Journal

Analyst Tero Kuittinen at Global Crown Capital L.L.C. said in a note to investors that top-tier carriers in the United States were pulling back on support for Motorola Inc., and characterized the vendor's pending product launches as "a half-baked mess.""The summer surge of fresh...

iPhone on the cheap: Apple seizes the day to pursue content revenue

APPLE INC. IS THE NAME and, now, sheer volume is the game.Before the "wow" factor for his much-hyped handset fades or is eclipsed by competitors, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has abandoned his initial business model for plunging into wireless and has gone with a...

Worst of the Week: The 3G iPhone comes in black and white?!?!?! Wow!!!

Hello! And welcome to our Thursday column, Worst of the Week. There's a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWirelessNews.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

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